The Huntershill Blesbuck Slam: A Quintessential South African Hunting Experience

The blesbok or blesbuck (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) is an antelope indigenous to South Africa and Eswatini. The blesbok is known for its distinctive white face and forehead which contrasts with the dark reddish-brown body, giving it its name “bles,” which is Afrikaans for “blaze.”

There are several types of blesbuck to be found at Huntershill Safaris. Our exclusive Blesbuck Slam offers a unique opportunity for hunters from America and Europe to pursue four distinct variants of this iconic African antelope: the common, white, yellow, and copper blesbuck. Each variant presents its own set of challenges and thrills, making this slam a must-try for every hunting enthusiast who is planning a hunting safari to South Africa.

blesbuck hunting

1. Common Blesbuck (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)

  • Color: Rich, dark reddish-brown with a striking white face and belly.
  • Hunting Tips: Look for them in open areas where they feed and socialize. The best shot placement is broadside, targeting the heart and lung area just behind the shoulder.

2. White Blesbok

  • Color: A rare and stunning variant, the white blesbuck boasts a light, almost cream-colored coat, distinguishing it from its common counterpart.
  • Hunting Tips: Their unique color makes them easier to spot; however, ensure a clean shot by aiming for the vital organs from a broadside position.

3. Yellow Blesbuck

yellow blesbuck
  • Color: This unique variant features a golden-yellow coat, providing an extraordinary visual against the green backdrop of the African bush.
  • Hunting Tips: The yellow blesbuck’s distinctive coloration can be an advantage for spotting. For a successful hunt, aim for the chest area when they are broadside to ensure a humane harvest.

4. Copper Blesbuck

copper blesbuck
  • Color: Exhibiting a beautiful copper hue, this variant adds a vibrant touch to the blesbuck family.
  • Hunting Tips: The copper blesbuck’s unique color provides good camouflage in the bush, so patience is key. Wait for a clear broadside shot just behind the foreleg shoulder to target the vital organs.

Book Your Blesbuck Slam Hunting Package Today!

The Blesbuck Slam at Huntershill Safaris is not just a hunting expedition; it’s an immersive experience into the heart of African wildlife and conservation. By pursuing these four blesbuck variants, hunters gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty and diversity of African game, while contributing to sustainable hunting practices that support local ecosystems and communities. 

Join us for an unparalleled adventure that combines the thrill of the hunt with the profound connection to nature that only Africa can offer.

Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or new to the African bush, the Blesbuck Slam promises an exhilarating and rewarding journey. Contact Huntershill Safaris today to book your adventure and take your place in the legacy of sustainable and respectful hunting in the stunning landscapes of South Africa.